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Get Inky! Ink your own Spectrum Rainbow Pad!

 Have you discovered the fun of inking your own Spectrum (rainbow) pad yet?  You can purchase an uninked Stampin' UP! Spectrum pad (here) and use your ink refills to create your own rainbow, or, your own choice of color spectrum!!! 

Today I am sharing a couple of my own Spectrum Rainbow Ink Pad card samples, and several tips with you!

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

My cards today all feature the same rainbow pad that I inked with Stampin' Up! ink refills (see below for color combo).  I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, the Beautiful Day stamp set, and the Springtime Impressions butterfly die cut on my colorful cards!  For the card above, I layered my stamped piece onto Gorgeous Grape and Pineapple Punch cardstock!

I have a challenge for my Luv 2 Stamp Group this coming month to create projects using their own inked rainbow pad, to earn fun prizes, so I thought I would play along and give them some examples to jump start their creativity!!  Thinking about joining my team?  click here to read more - and don't forget about the 10 free ink pad offer in July when you join!

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

To create the rainbow butterfly die cut, I tapped the rainbow pad across my Whisper White cardstock, then spritzed it with water... after it was dry, I die cut the butterfly in my Big Shot.

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Butterfly stamp from Beautiful Day set. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

Some TIPS for creating your own rainbow pad...

  • think about a color combo you'd like to use
  • do you want a true "ROYGBIV" rainbow? or a monochromatic pad with different shades of all one color?
  • get out your Stampin' Write markers and test out your idea on cardstock first
  • get out your ink refills and fill your Spectrum pad!

 

Tips for Inking your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

For this Spectrum rainbow pad, I used this color combo:

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Tips for Inking your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

When inking a larger stamp such as the butterfly below (from the Beautiful Day stamp set) or the Thank You stamp from the Thankful Thoughts set, you can get almost all, if not all, of the colors on your pad.  When using smaller images like the heart from the Ribbon of Courage set (1st card in this post), you can just capture a couple of the colors! 

Click here to watch a fun Spectrum pad video by Sara Douglass, Stampin' UP! CEO

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Tip:  I stamped this butterfly once on the card and again on a scrap, cut it out and then added it as a 2nd layer to the card.. I love the extra dimension! I also added some Glitter Enamel dots and did a little splattering with my Stampin' Write marker!

 The top fold card base is Mango Melody cardstock.

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 I hope you enjoyed these ideas!  Think of all the different color combos you can create with your own uninked pad and all 50 of your Stampin' Up! reinkers!!  Find them ALL in the product snapshots below.. click on any one to go to my online store.

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New Stampin' Blends Colors Now Available!

Whohooo!  So excited to share the great news that the NEW Colors of Stampin' Blends are Now Available!!

 

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Double Easel Fancy Fold card and Die Cutting Tips

 

Thank you to everyone who joined me live on Facebook on Tuesday at 2pm to see how to create these beautiful Tropical Chic double easel cards!!  If you missed it, I've posted the video below in this blog post so you can see my inspiration for these cards and how to create them!

Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

The card above features the special day greeting from the Stitched All Around bundle, stamped onto a Stitched Shape Whisper White oval, and then layered onto a Stitched all around label die cut with the Tropical Chic 6x6 paper stack.

To create your own Tropical Chic card gather these supplies:

  • 2 pieces of cardstock
  • 2 6x6 sheets of Tropical Chic paper
  • Whisper White cardstock for stamping
  • ink pad colors of your choice
  • Tropical Chic bundle
  • Stitched Label die cut and Stitched oval die cut
  • trimmer and Big Shot
  • adhesive and bone folder

 All supplies are available in my online store.. scroll to the bottom of this post for clickable links.

Watch the video below in this post for step by step "how to's" :)

  Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

One thing I love about this card design is that it folds flat for mailing, and then pops up easily into this gorgeous easel display when the recipient takes it out of the envelope!

 

Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 Learn how easy it is to create the 2-tone leaves and flowers with an ink pad and sponge dauber! Watch the video tutorial at the bottom of this post! :)

 I love the greetings in the Treat Time stamp set (pg 35) so I used one on the card above/below.

Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 Be sure to pin or print out the cutting and scoring dimensions below so that you can make this card!!  Mix and match the cardstock colors and designer paper patterns to suite your taste.  I took my color palette from the Tropical Chic 6x6 designer paper stack colors. :)

Cutting and scoring dimensions for the Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

 As I was creating this project, I thought about 4 things that I do when die cutting that might help you!!

  1.  If you know you are doing to do a lot of die cutting with a particular set, it's helpful to buy a 2nd set of dies, if that's within your budget
  2. Store your dies on a magnet sheet so they don't get lost - I use these from Stamp-n-Storage and I prefer the 6x7 size
  3. I use a Post-It "tab" sticky note to hold dies in place that seem like they want to shift around as they go through the Big Shot
  4. As I am die cutting, I put all the little pieces into a little container next to my Big Shot so they don't get lost.

 

4 Die Cutting tips when using your Big Shot and framelit dies!

 

Color Combo Tip!

As you are working on your project, take a photo of the colors you are using.  If you want to share the idea, or recreate the project later, you'll know exactly which colors you used!

Summer Color Combo for the Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

 

The card below features a greeting found in the Rooted in Nature stamp set.

Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Please watch the VIDEO BELOW for step by step instructions to make these cards!

 

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Varied Vases meets Love What You Do

 

I decided to combine a flower  image from the Love What You Do stamp set with the Varied Vases bundle for my clean and simple card today!  I feel like it has way too much "white space", but I know that sometimes less is more.. so I'm going with it :)

Varied Vases bundle card idea with Love What You Do flower image in the center.  Handmade card features Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stack from Stampin' Up, by Patty Bennett.  www.PattyStamps.com

The center flower image was stamped with the Love What You Do stamp set, and the other 2 images are found in the Varied Vases Bundle.  Find these 2 sets on pages 177 and 45 in your current Stampin' UP! catalog, or, click any of the product images at the bottom of this post to see all the details and shop right in my online store.

I experimented with different colors for stamping the stems/flower outlines, and settled on Mossy Meadow - not as harsh as black, but more true to nature with the dark green.  I used the corresponding images to fill in the flowers with Pineapple Punch, Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove ink.

 

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The vases on the left and right are punched right out of the Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stack, and the center vase is stamped and punched out with the punch.

 The base card is a 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White card base folded in 1/2, and I added a 4"x5-1/4" piece of Garden Impressions DSP on top.  The stamped white layer is 3-1/2"x4-3/4".

 

Varied Vases bundle card idea with Love What You Do flower image in the center.  Handmade card features Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stack from Stampin' Up, by Patty Bennett.  www.PattyStamps.com

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Multi colored roses - Healing Hugs video tutorial

 

I was so excited to experiment with adding more than one color on each Healing Hugs rose stamp, and you might have watched my Facebook Live video tutorial on Sunday as I demonstrated this technique live! If you missed it, scroll down in this post for the video replay.

The Healing Hugs rose and leaves are a new type of stamp called "Distinktive".  It's a photorealistic type of image which is enhanced when you use more than one color!  (see pg 110 for the set and tips from Stampin' UP!).

  Healing Hugs Stampin' Up! stamp set rose card by Patty Bennett.  Free video tutorial: ink stamp and add more color with Sponge Dauber! www.PattyStamps.com

The beautiful Healing Hugs stamp set is available in wood mount or clear mount!

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Healing Hugs Stampin' Up! stamp set rose card by Patty Bennett.  Free video tutorial: ink stamp and add more color with Sponge Dauber! www.PattyStamps.com

Above: I inked the flowers in Mango Melody and sponged with Calypso Coral, and also inked with Grapefruit Grove and sponged with Poppy Parade

Below: I inked the flowers with Poppy Parade and sponged with Mango Melody, and also inked with Mango Melody and sponged with Grapefruit Grove

You can try ANY color combos! Watch the video below in this post for all the details about stamping and sponging with Sponge Daubers.

  Healing Hugs Stampin' Up! stamp set rose card by Patty Bennett.  Free video tutorial: ink stamp and add more color with Sponge Dauber! www.PattyStamps.com

Color combo for the Healing Hugs Stampin' Up! stamp set rose card by Patty Bennett.  Free video tutorial: ink stamp and add more color with Sponge Dauber! www.PattyStamps.com

These are the colors I used on my cards today. I think I might have said Lemon Lime Twist in my video, but I meant Granny Apple Green.

 

Healing Hugs Stampin' Up! stamp set rose card by Patty Bennett.  Free video tutorial: ink stamp and add more color with Sponge Dauber! www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below are some color suggestions for stamping and sponging color, but use your imagination and play with any color combos you would like!!

 

Color combo ideas for the Healing Hugs Stampin' Up! stamp set rose card by Patty Bennett.  Free video tutorial: ink stamp and add more color with Sponge Dauber! www.PattyStamps.com

 

Add dimension to the center flower but cutting it out and scrunching it and adding Stampin' Dimensionals behind it.. see the tips in my video below!

Healing Hugs Stampin' Up! stamp set rose card by Patty Bennett.  Free video tutorial: ink stamp and add more color with Sponge Dauber! www.PattyStamps.com

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Blog Candy Winner Announced!

 

Thank you to everyone who left such kind comments on my blog post over the last several days, telling me how you "met" me online and how long you've been following me!

Thank you for your sweet words... I read EVERY comment in this post and just have to tell you that it makes all the long days and hard work worth it when I read your sweet comments!!!!

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Butterfly card with Springtime Impressions Thinlits / Embossing Mats

I'm just so thrilled with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats (Stampin' UP! catalog pg 221 #146327), and enjoying the fact that I can double my fun with my thinlits and framelits!!!  It's it amazing to be able to emboss AND die cut with your thinlits & framelits?? 

Today we are embossing with the Embossing Mats, our Big Shot and the Springtime Impressions butterfly thinlit!  (Springtime Impressions thinlit pg 219, #146326)

Use Big Shot Embossing mats to emboss the butterfly image from the Springtime Impressions thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!.  Handmade card featuring Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stack, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 I used the new Balmy Blue cardstock cut to about 3" x 4" and embossed the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions thinlits with the Embossing Mats, then used the Detailed Trio corner punch to round and decorate 2 opposite corners.  I sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the raised portion of the butterfly with a sponge dauber.

The card base is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Thick Whisper White card, and I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of printed Garden Impressions paper to that before adding the butterfly and fussy cut flowers.

 

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 Below:  Optional.. sponge Balmy Blue ink onto the butterfly.

Use Big Shot Embossing mats to emboss the butterfly image from the Springtime Impressions thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!.  Handmade card featuring Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stack, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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Below: to decorate the card, I cut several flowers out of the 6x6 Garden Impressions paper stack, and used them on the card.

Use Big Shot Embossing mats to emboss the butterfly image from the Springtime Impressions thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!.  Handmade card featuring Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stack, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I also added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly, although it's probably hard to see in the photo, but it does lend a pretty shimmer to the card!

 

Use Big Shot Embossing mats to emboss the butterfly image from the Springtime Impressions thinlits dies from Stampin' Up!.  Handmade card featuring Garden Impressions 6x6 paper stack, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 Which thinlits or framelits do you like with the Embossing Mats!?

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Patty's Flower Garden

 

One of the most frequent subjects I get asked to blog about is my garden... it's in full bloom right now and I thought I'd share a few photos I've taken this month!  I love my garden.. I inherited that from my mom I think.  It gives me peace and reminds me of all the beauty God has created in our world.  I love all the color and the beauty in the mix of all the flowers.  I grow roses, alstromeria, geraniums and hydrangea with some success.  This year my Bougainvillea finally bloomed, which was nice, and now I'm waiting for my trumpet vine to come into bloom!!

 

Easter lily and geranium in bloom in Patty's garden - June 2018

Above: my crazy Easter Lily finally bloomed in June :)

Hydrangea in bloom in Patty's garden - June 2018

Above: beautiful blue hydrangea

For those who don't know, we live in the San Francisco Bay Area about 1 mile from the bay, so I do think that the perfect mix of fog, cool, rain, warm, sun and heat are really what help my flowers grow.  I feed them once a month, water them a few times a week, and talk to them often. :)

Gemini rose bush in bloom in Patty's garden - June 2018

Above: Gemini rose in the sunset light

Alstromeria in bloom in Patty's garden - June 2018

Above: purple and white alstromeria in wood planters

Yellow rose in bloom in Patty's garden - June 2018

Above:  gorgeous yellow roses... before the heat this week fried them :(

Hydrangea in bloom in Patty's garden - June 2018

Above: huge hydrangea in a pot... it's happy under the shade of 2 huge liquid amber trees

Bouquet of roses and alstromeria from Patty's Garden, June 2018

Above: a bouquet I cut for myself on Friday

I hope you enjoyed that!! 

We'll get back to stampin' stuff tomorrow. :)

 

 

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Healing Hugs Rose Cards - new Stampin' Up! set

 I am super in love with the beautiful rose stamp in the Healing Hugs stamp set from Stampin' Up!   Of course you know I love roses, and you know I love COLOR... so I had to combine those and create some super colorful cards for today's post!!

 

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs rose stamp set - gorgeous stamped in Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green!  Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 If you haven't discovered the Healing Hugs stamp set yet, it's in your new 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! annual catalog, on pg 11o, and you can also see a couple more samples on pg 104/105.  This is one of the new "Distinktive" designs (read more on pg 110) and I just stamped each rose in a separate color as shown here, but, I'm going to try the layering color technique with sponge daubers, next!!

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Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs rose stamp set - gorgeous stamped in Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green!  Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

My bright, fun, zippy color combo for these cards: Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove & Poppy Parade!

Detailed Trio Corner Punch paired with the Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs rose stamp set - gorgeous stamped in Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green!  Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

My little secret weapon for this card is the darling corner detail.  I used the new Detailed Trio Corner punch on the upper left corner of each of the 4x4 Whisper White cardstock pieces.  I punched with the corner rounder and the little detailed image to create this look. You'll find this punch on pg 211 in the catalog, #146320

 

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs rose stamp set - gorgeous stamped in Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green!  Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above: I created this card with both Poppy Parade Cardstock and with Grapefruit Grove cardstock.. I love them both!

The sentiment on this card was created with 2 stamps from the Botanical Bliss stamp set, mounted on the same block.

 

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs rose stamp set - gorgeous stamped in Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green!  Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: I added a couple of Glitter Enamel Dots in Granny Apple Green!

 

Or, if you prefer a more vintage feel for this rose card, how about this color combo:

 

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs rose stamp set - gorgeous stamped in Mossy Meadow, Lovely Lipstick and Petal Pink!  Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I hope you enjoyed this card today!!  Let me know what you think.. I love to read your comments!

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs rose stamp set - gorgeous stamped in Mossy Meadow, Lovely Lipstick and Petal Pink!  Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Celebrating 23 years with Stampin' Up! - Blog Candy Giveaway!

 

Whohooo!! Today is my 23rd Stampin' Up! "stampaversary"!

I'm celebrating being a Stampin' UP! demonstrator for 23 years!!

Can you believe I have been sharing Stampin' UP! stamps, ink and paper since 1995!?

Oh my gosh!!!!  That's pretty amazing, I think! :)

I have a fun gift to give away to help celebrate!!! 

 

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Leave a comment on this blog post and tell me how long you've been following me or how long you've been one of my customers!  How easy is that!? :)

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Thank you for joining me today, and each day, here on my blog, on my Facebook page, on Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, email, through my newsletters, etc!!  I enjoy sharing my love of Stampin' UP! with you!! 

Cheers to 23 more years!

 

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Birthday Cards with June Paper Pumpkin Kit

 

The stars aligned, I received my June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit a couple days ago, and I actually HAD TIME to make it right away!!!  I feel like I"m usually about 2 months behind.. but I was able to make these adorable birthday cards with my Paper Pumpkin kit and, as suggested in the box, I combined the supplies with the fantastic Broadway Bound Suite of products!!

Broadway Bound Suite of Stampin' Up! products combined with the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - handmade birthday cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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  Crafting supplies included in the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - handmade birthday cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Broadway Bound Suite of Stampin' Up! products combined with the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - handmade birthday cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Broadway Bound Suite of Stampin' Up! products combined with the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - handmade birthday cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I had so much fun  mixing and matching my cardmaking supplies with so many other Stampin' Up! products to add to my Paper Pumpkin cards!!  I used the Broadway Lights framelits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Candle Embellishments, Metallic (Gold) Pearls, and the Broadway Bound designer paper!  Find the Broadway Bound Suite on pgs 68 and 69 in your new catalog, or, check all the shopping links at the bottom of this post to view them in my online Stampin' Up! store.

 

Broadway Bound Suite of Stampin' Up! products combined with the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - handmade birthday cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Embellishments I added to my June Kit cards:  Glitter Enamel dots (above) and Candle Embellishments and Metallic Pearls (below).

Candle embellishments and gold pearls for the Broadway Bound Suite of Stampin' Up! products combined with the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - handmade birthday cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Broadway Bound Suite of Stampin' Up! products combined with the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit - handmade birthday cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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Graceful Glass Vellum coloring tutorial / video

 Today we are going to chat about coloring tips and other great tips for creating handmade cards featuring the Stampin' UP! Graceful Glass vellum, and Stampin' Blends markers!  The vellum has all the designs already printed on the sheets, and I've colored them with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. (watch the video below in this post for more info).

The card below also featured the Garden Trellis embossing folder background on Gorgeous Grape cardstock!

Graceful Glass vellum card colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, mounted on Gorgeous Grape card base embossed with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Stained Glass card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Please enjoy this VIDEO TUTORIAL with lots of vellum tips!

 

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 As I mentioned in the video above.. did you see the amazing difference between placing a colored piece of cardstock or a white piece of cardstock behind the colored vellum!?  Wow!! 

Below Left: Whisper White cardstock behind colored Graceful Glass vellum

Below Right: Balmy Blue cardstock behind colored Graceful Glass vellum

 

Graceful Glass vellum card colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, mounted on Gorgeous Grape card base embossed with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Stained Glass card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I know I've mentioned this before, but it's worth repeating... to adhere your vellum to the cardstock without any glue lines or spots showing, simply dab some Multipurpose glue with a Stampin' Sponge onto the cardstock piece, then lay the vellum down... press, and voila... perfect seal and no "glue lines" :)

Multipurpose glue tip for adhering vellum to cardstock without any glue lines showing!!!

 

There are 12 different patterns preprinted on the Graceful Glass vellum. I am showcasing one of them today!

Below: check out the very different looks you can achieve with the Graceful Glass vellum, depending on your color choices with the Stampin' Blends markers and also the color of cardstock you place behind the vellum!!

 

Stampin' UP! Graceful Glass vellum colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

Graceful Glass vellum available HERE, Stampin' Blends markers available HERE

 

This card just makes me smile... I love the colors, the cheeriness and the cute die cut butterfly from the Painted Glass bundle!!

Graceful Glass vellum card colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, mounted on Grapefruit Grove card base embossed with the Detailed Floral framelit and embossing mat.  Stained Glass card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stampin' UP! Graceful Glass Vellum 6x6 stack designer paper available at www.MyStampOrder.com

Graceful Glass 6x6 vellum stack, pg 188, here online

 Thank you for joining me!! I hope you will enjoy coloring the Graceful Glass vellum!!

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Tropical Chic Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate

 

Did you know that I create a custom gift certificate for each customer who requests one?  I stamp and decorate a Stampin' UP! gift certificate individually for each special request!

For this one last week, I used the Tropical Chic bundle and Tropical Escape 6x6 paper stack!

Custom Stampin' UP! gift certificate created by Patty Bennett featuring Tropical Chic bundle and Tropical Escape 6x6 paper stack.  www.PattyStamps.com

Need a gift certificate to give to a crafty friend?  You name the amount, and contact me to work out the details!  Just email me at pattystamps@comcast.net

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 This Gift Certificate features the money-saving Tropical Chic bundle, (found on page 121 in your current catalog, or in the product photos below), the Tropical Escape 6x6 paper stack, and this color combo:

 

All of these products are available in my online store.. scroll to the bottom of this post and click any product photo to shop online anytime, or click HERE.

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Tropical Escape 6x6 Designer Paper Stack & coordinating cardstock, pg 191, or here online

 

 
 

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Bokeh Dots background for Bubble Over Soda Pop card

 Sure hope all the dads had a great Father's Day yesterday!!  I thought I'd share the card I gave to Eric.  This could also be used for a birthday or any celebration card!! It features the Bubble Over stamp set and Bottles & Bubbles framelits, as well as the new Bokeh Dots background stamp and a couple of new Stampin' Up! colors from the 2018 Color Revamp!

Bubble Over Soda Pop card featuring Bokeh Dots background, fun foam bottles, and sequin bubbles! Stampin' Up! products. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

2 fun things I love about this card...

1.  the background is stamped with the new Bokeh Dots background stamp in Balmy Blue

2. the bottles are die cut with fun foam and designer paper, and adhered together for added depth and dimension

New Bokeh Dots background stamp from Stampin' UP! #148110 available in my online store www.MyStampOrder.com

 Find this new Bokeh Dots background stamp on page 153 in the new catalog, or here in my online store.  The set comes with 2 background stamps and is available in wood mount or clear mount.

Stamp bottles on the "bubble" pattern paper in the Tranquil Tide designer series paper pack for a little soda pop fun!

(correction... Tranquil Textures, not Tranquil Tide)

Tips to Make This Card:

  • stamp the bottle image over the bubble patterned paper from the Tranquil Textures pack, then die cut
  • die cut additional bottles out of fun foam to adhere to paper bottles to give dimension to this card
  • use adhesive-back sequins as "bubbles"

 

Bubble Over Soda Pop card featuring Bokeh Dots background, fun foam bottles, and sequin bubbles! Stampin' Up! products. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I sponged the edges of the bottles with a sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink to try to look like Diet Pepsi.. Eric's favorite drink!

 

Color Combo for Bubble Over Soda Pop card featuring Bokeh Dots background, fun foam bottles, and sequin bubbles! Stampin' Up! products. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I love the fun adhesive-backed sequins.. I added them over the stamped bubbles for added sparkle and dimension!  Find them on page 198 in your catalog or HERE online.

 

Sequins for my Bubble Over Soda Pop card featuring Bokeh Dots background, fun foam bottles, and sequin bubbles! Stampin' Up! products. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

 In addition to stamping the bottles on the Tranquil Tide bubble pattern paper, I also sponged the edges, then adhered them to the fun foam die cuts.  You'll find the Bubble over stamp set on pg 57 in your current catalog (#145868 online), and the matching bottle framelits on pg 216 in the catalog (#145663). ALL of these items may be purchased in my online store by clicking any of the product photos at the bottom of this post.

 

Bubble Over Soda Pop card featuring Bokeh Dots background, fun foam bottles, and sequin bubbles! Stampin' Up! products. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 I die cut the greeting with the Lakeside framelit dies. 

We had the blessing of an unexpected visit with Eric's dad and ate at Dad's Cafe!!  How fun is that!?

  3 Bennett Generations at Dad's Cafe, Father's Day 2018

I'm not great at selfies, but at least you can see the 5 of us.. me, Eric's dad and his wife, and Eric and Jason.  Great to have 3 generations together for Father's day!

Bennett family - Father's Day 2018, Dad's Cafe

 
 

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Embossing with your Detailed Floral Framelit

 I am quite sure that this Stitched Label Framelit and coordinating Stitched All Around stamp set in the new Stampin' UP! catalog will be a favorite for some time to come!!  Look at the gorgeous detail in this die cut label!!  Find this money saving bundle on page 17 in your 2018-2019 catalog or here online! (it's also available in wood mount)

Stitched All Around label framelit card with Detailed Floral thinlit embossed background featuring Stampin' UP! embossing mats. Card by Patty Bennett. Products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 And, check out the beautiful background of this card.. I embossed it with the Detailed Floral thinlit!!  Yes! You can do that!  Just use your Big Shot embossing mats!!

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I love the delicious Stampin' UP! color combo I used on this card:

 

 

This bundle even made my "Top 10" from the new catalog! (see this post)

  Stitched All Around label framelit card with Detailed Floral thinlit embossed background featuring Stampin' UP! embossing mats. Card by Patty Bennett. Products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

I stamped the greeting and the border with Cherry Cobbler ink to coordinate with the folded card base.  The front panel is Grapefruit Grove (which I embossed with the Detailed Floral thinlit).

 

 

Stitched All Around label framelit card with Detailed Floral thinlit embossed background featuring Stampin' UP! embossing mats. Card by Patty Bennett. Products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

I cut out flowers from the Share What You Love designer paper and added them to my card, along with the Leaves Trinkets!

 The embossing mats are so amazing because they double the value and the ideas of your framelits!!!  Be sure to watch the video above to see what I mean.  Find them in my online store here.

 

Stitched All Around label framelit card with Detailed Floral thinlit embossed background featuring Stampin' UP! embossing mats. Card by Patty Bennett. Products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

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